Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 43, 2021
Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 43 (Oct 25 to 31) 2021.
A group of environmental activists have started an online petition, requesting the Delhi and central governments to include climate education in Delhi schools.
Delhi government launched a chatbot and website to facilitate people’s participation in the fight against pollution.
The Delhi government has decided to hire young students and professionals to become ‘green fellows’ under their ‘Green Delhi’ mission.
India Meteorological Department forecasters said that air quality in Delhi may deteriorate in the coming days.
Only emergency and essential services have been exempted from the ban.
Environment experts, however, said that Delhi has, over the last few years, seen several “action plans”, but results can only be seen when agencies act on those plans.
The ministry of power has proposed amendments to the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The amendments are aimed at promoting consumption of renewable energy.
The DJB will rectify the bills through adjustments and recasting of the bills where the reading has accumulated over a period of time.
The Delhi Development Authority has approved projects worth nearly ₹825 crore in Narela, as part of its initiative to revive the area as the new residential, industrial and commercial hub in the Capital.
To bring transparency in its garbage collection system, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has asked waste disposal concessionaires to install GPS trackers in their vehicles.
The system mostly hinges on informal players like ragpickers.
The Union health ministry has auctioned e-waste worth Rs 13 lakh.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued a notice for closure to 551 plastic manufacturing units and 1,278 recyclers operating without valid registration under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation passed a proposal to implement the bio-mining of “50 lakh tonnes” of legacy waste.
Though the graded response action plan has been implemented in Gurugram, garbage burning incidents are still being reported in the city.
Authorities in Gurugram are yet to come up with a centralised helpline number, where residents can lodge complaints of sources contributing to air pollution.
India’s loss was second to China, which lost $238 billion in 2020, the UN weather agency said in its State of the Climate in Asia report.
Pandemic disruption didn’t significantly dent overall greenhouse gas emissions.
The study estimates that over 75% of the Indian districts, including 95% of coastal ones, are extreme event hotspots.
India, Italy agree to encourage joint investments of the two countries’ companies in energy transition-related fields.
The National Green Tribunal has directed for constituting a special task force for a high-level monitoring of the steps being executed under the environment management plan for the Kaushambi township.
Officials of transport department in Gautam Budh Nagar said they usually register 10 to 15 electric vehicles a day.
Guideline to strike off provisions for chemical plants in development plans and town planning schemes will be released by the state urban development department, a few weeks after Diwali.
According to a new study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Assam is among the five states that are highly vulnerable to extreme climate events.
BMC will conduct a six month long study to assess crocodiles. This will be the first time that such a study will be undertaken.
There was a need to cut carbon emission in whatever one did, said experts on the second day of the ‘UP Climate Challenge Conclave-2021.
Members of ‘Save Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary’ and residents of Kalyani nagar held a sit-in fast to protest the dumping of rubble and debris at the Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary.
The Pune-based MABI is taking up the fight in Maharashtra and beyond.
The mine is owned by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, which has handed over the mining operations to Rajasthan Collieries Limited, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises.
Scientists, activists and environmentalists believe that the Glasgow summit,could be the last opportunity to keep global warming to agreed upon limits.
UK-based Indian-origin artist and musician Soumik Datta will make his directorial debut at the COP-26 Summit in Glasgow when his climate action focussed ‘Songs of the Earth’ will be premiered.